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Thursday, July 22, 2010

A "Local Journalistic Hero" makes deadline one last time

Fair and Balance Journalist, Los Angeles Garment and Citizen Newspaper Editor and Publisher Jerry Sullivan
The six basis principles of reporting to say goodbye to a reporter, editor, publisher and friend.
Who? Jerry Sullivan, Editor and Publisher of the Los Angeles Garment and Citizen Newspaper.
What? The last edition of the Garment and Citizen hits newsstands tomorrow.
Where? At various locations in Downtown LA.
When? Thursday July 22, 2010 online, Friday, July 23, 2010 at newsstands.
How? Jerry Sullivan decided to cease operations.
Why? The lack of advertizing revenue makes it difficult to sustain a newspaper in these tough economic times.
.... and some editorial thoughts, "Citizen Jerry" will surely be miss as he makes his rounds through the concrete and steel canyons of Downtown LA. The many local heroes, whether they are the diverse workforce, activists, residents and politicos, will miss Citizen Jerry's jaunts in search of stories, exposes and testimonies on the evolving Downtown scene. We want to devote some space here to Jerry's closing retrospect on his Garment and Citizen endeavors. Excerpts....
I’d still tell everyone’s truth—not just this niche or that demographic group. I’d keep striving to tell the stories of the entire community, and to explain how and why this segment or demographic group matters to the others.
I’d continue to acknowledge the fact that readers are smart.
I’d keep assuming that immigrants are part of our American culture—whether they’ve obtained citizenship or remain uncertain about taking that step.
I’d still speak truth to power in plain language on behalf of the community.
I’d still keep a civil tone in all matters.
There are many more things I would do again, because the Garment & Citizen earned some great victories. Our coverage has mattered. We saved taxpayers money. We gave credit where due to the mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, and workers and business owners who make our city work. We added valuable insights, criticisms and plaudits to the public debate.
The Garment & Citizen served with honor and distinct style. We developed a voice that reached our readers and earned a strong and unique connection with their lives. We reached rich, poor, working-class and middle-class individuals and families. We reached across ethnic and racial and religious lines. We reached them all—and called them a community.
The Garment & Citizen will disappear, but the community shall remain.
It’s now up to others to serve this community with the comprehension, courage, and clarity that’s called for by the guarantee of freedom of the press that we enjoy under the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
The Garment & Citizen has demonstrated that it can be done. Our fate also shows that it could be done better.
I’ll look upon the next effort with interest.
Jerry Sullivan
Blogger note via the Editor: This column will be submitted into the Congressional Record by 34th District U.S. Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard. A reading of this column by Sullivan is scheduled for the radio show “Off-Ramp” on 89.3-KPCC, which will air at 12 noon (Pacific) on Saturday, July 24, and again at 7 p.m. (Pacific) on Sunday, July 25.
Closing note to Jerry, wonder if "Coca Puffs" will have any comments? ; )
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14

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Anonymous Anonymous said:

red spot #1 fuck up

"Fair and Balance"


July 22, 2010 5:11 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"The six basis principles"

July 22, 2010 5:12 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"will surely be miss"


July 22, 2010 5:14 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"An "Local Journalistic Hero" makes deadline one last time"

July 22, 2010 5:15 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:


"The many local heroes"

July 22, 2010 5:16 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

RS #6

"Jerry's closing retrospect on his Garment and Citizen endeavors."


July 22, 2010 5:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

"journalistic hero" is an oxymoron -- a free press requires journalists be non-partisan, as objective as possible.

If he's a "hero" to you that makes him a heel to the other side, and not doing his job with balance.

July 22, 2010 5:43 PM  

Anonymous trojan2002 said:

RedSpot who is this person that keeps lamenting on your mistake? Scorned lover? Rejected stalker?

As long as the content is interesting it doesn't matter if there are spelling errors.

July 22, 2010 7:18 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

The person who keeps pointing out what a fuck up Red Spot is does it because these are signs of LAZINESS. Spell & Grammer Check would solve ALL of these problems, PROVIDED that the person isn't a lazy bum.

I also do this because Red Spot is an arrogant asshole who loves to stalk people at public meetings and lives in his mother's basement. That's not an insult. It's the TRUTH. So while he attacks people for their "issues," and he remains too lazy to run EASY checks in his computer before forcing us to read his BOTTLECAPPING comentaries that are almost ALWAYS about CD14, I make it a point to point out what a slug he is.

Not surprisingly, the slug doesn't seem to mind my pointing out what a sluggy slug he is. And so I continue. Ultimately, it shows him to be a slug. It says nothing about me, since "NOONE" knows me.

July 22, 2010 7:40 PM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

Spell check via CLARTS Fund

July 22, 2010 7:46 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Hey moron, spellcheck is ONE WORD!

You only wish this was Huizar's office. I live in another part of the city and I'm motivated by your being an idiot.

You have no fucking clue who I am.

Got that, Swizzlestick?

July 22, 2010 9:26 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

haikula - furry mary

July 22, 2010 9:53 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

No, I do not know who that is, but I like that expression.

Anyways it's funny how Red Snot refers to his idiotic thoughts as "editorial comments" even though he doesn't know HOW TO EDIT!

July 22, 2010 10:30 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

In Red Spot's defense, I just cut and pasted his posting into Microsoft Word, and ran a spelling and grammar check, expecting all its obvious errors to be flagged.

Surprise! The only thing that did get kicked out was his spelling of 'advertizing'. Everything else passed.

7:40 PM: Spell and 'Grammer' (sic) Check will not solve Red Spot's problem. And if you are going to complain about his lexical skills, the least you can do is to spell check your own comment.

July 22, 2010 10:37 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Red Spot is a Phat TOAD!!!!

July 22, 2010 11:19 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seriously Red, please improve your spelling and editing. It's embarrassing to read.

July 22, 2010 11:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

10:37, you're obviously an idiot on the scale of Red Spot.

For example, his use of "Fair and Balance."

Well, MORON, the words are spelled right. And if you LIMIT YOURSELF to MS Word's spellcheck feature, then you miss the fact that the expression is "FAIR AND BALANCED" with a D on the end.

So go ahead and act like you think you know what you're talking about. Some of us are a little smarter than MS Word.

As for "grammer" it was a JOKE, you moron. Because I was lampooning how your girlfriend RS would write it. See? I'm funnier than MS Word too. And you're not.

Meanwhile, or as RS would write it, "mean wild," see if he continues to be a lazy ass about his future updates. GUARANTEED, since he is too dumb to rely on MS Word, which won't catch things like "Fair and Balance," there will be fuck-ups a-plenty. After all, you can't put much faith in a middle aged man who lives in his mommy's basement.

You gotta wonder what it is that keeps this man from paying his own way. A felony perhaps? A weird attachment to mommy? He's like the Jerry Lewis character who lies in mommy's basement. Screwy. Weird. Sorry to burst your bubble. But your hero is an idiot.

July 23, 2010 12:58 AM  

Blogger Don Culo said:

Is Red Spot available for engrish tutoring of my kid?

July 23, 2010 6:42 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

What about the nutty professor?

July 23, 2010 11:25 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

maybe he will improve now that he is the RECORDING Secretary of the best neighborhood council of the world.....LA32NC .... have you seen his minutes???? even those of us who learned English do a better job in the spelling and most definitely in the grammar! maybe he should go to ESL classes? pobrecito!

July 23, 2010 1:52 PM  

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